Does anyone really give a damn about "famous" bloggers?
I know I don't...
I've never read Scoble (for example) enough to be sure, but the couple times I did read his blog it seemed like all it consists of is:
- talking about himself: what conference he's at, who he's talking to
- giving vague and bland evaluations of various companies/projects/products that he comes across - they're "cool" or "interesting" or "promising." As I asked here once before, has anything he thought was hot ever taken off?
- uh.... that's about it.
Similarly w/ Jackie whatever Passey... she talks about how great she is, how great her boyfriend is... Why does anyone care about that shit?
OTOH, after Joel posted a link to "Enplaned" (a blog about the airline industry), I started reading some flying blogs and they've been really interesting. A couple by commercial pilots for big North American airlines, a couple by pilots of corporate jets, some columns (not a blog) by air traffic controllers. These have all been interesting because it's been an education on a subject I knew very little about (and was totally mistaken about a lot of things), and although there are some "flying blog personalities," what makes them interesting to me is that they're loaded with expert content, not just the writer's opinions of every stupid little thing that crosses their mind.
Uh, what was the point... I forget what I started to say... something about how I don't care about the Kathy Sierra "uproar" because I don't care what Scoble or the Instapundit guy think about anything.
March 28th, 2007 6:57pm
And, speaking of Kathy Sierra, I'm really pissed that Dennis came up w/ the analogy "what if Joel did this..." Up until that point, I thought he was just taking an obnoxiously extreme opinion for the fun of it, but I haven't been able to come up with any counter-argument to it. Prick.
March 28th, 2007 7:00pm
The "Similarly w/ Jackie whatever Passey..." blog is odd because it is transparently commercial. All the nutriwhatever adds. The "I just bought this tea kettle" posts with the affiliate link to amazon. Yet behind it all is a stupid, scared little girl.
March 28th, 2007 7:15pm
I ain't scared of you, old man. Come and get it, baby. Come and get it.
(What's wrong with pimping a little teapot? It's like AdSense but smarter. That Jane Galt gal does it.)
"Similarly w/ Jackie whatever Passey... she talks about how great she is, how great her boyfriend is... Why does anyone care about that shit?"
Um, apparently... you?
March 28th, 2007 7:36pm
does Jane Galt do that too? I've never read her.
March 28th, 2007 7:38pm
No, people post links here, I'll usually check them out, and might poke around a site a bit to see what it is.
By contrast, starting with the site Joel mentioned, there are now about 1/2 dozen pilot blogs I check regularly, and a couple other web sites.
March 28th, 2007 7:42pm
I just knew this was going to be about Kathy Sierra.
March 28th, 2007 8:51pm
Wow, keen insight there, Colm! </sarcasm>
Of course it's motivated by the Kathy Sierra thing. There were those comments at the end of the thread where Rick and Dennis were arguing about whether "famous bloggers" are celebrities.
March 28th, 2007 9:26pm
"Rick and Dennis were arguing about whether "famous bloggers" are celebrities."
Did I? I just think Kathie is neither. Just a co-author of two best selling books.
March 28th, 2007 10:49pm
Let's get this train back on the Jackie Passey railroad.
March 28th, 2007 11:21pm
The woman who proves that Rudi Guiliani had sex with a horse?
March 28th, 2007 11:25pm
Uh... (scratches head) ...
(light goes off)
Yeah, that's the one.
March 28th, 2007 11:47pm